Life or Something Like It Reviews

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March 28, 2003
July 20, 2002
Life, though funny and sometimes charming, doesn't give Lanie a believable context in which to stop and smell the roses.
June 1, 2002
Comes on like a romantic comedy with metaphysical pretensions, but somehow these opposing aspects manage to cancel each other out, leaving us with laugh-lite comedy and, well, metaphysical pretensions.
Top Critic
May 2, 2002
Formulaic, delusional and about as accurate a depiction of life in television news (or something like it) as a Pillsbury bake-off.
April 30, 2002
Cloaks a familiar anti-feminist equation (career - kids = misery) in tiresome romantic-comedy duds.
April 29, 2002
[A] fun romp...
April 26, 2002
Lanie, who suggests a blow-dried human Q-tip, is so jarring on the eyes, it's difficult to concentrate on the story.
April 26, 2002
Oh, please. Stop and smell the manure.
April 26, 2002
Life is a crock -- or something like it.
April 26, 2002
Explain to me why the big studios keep making romantic comedies which are so lacking in romance and comedy.
April 26, 2002
The whole exercise feels predictable and programmed.
April 26, 2002
A worthy woman's film and Jolie's best showcase to date.
April 26, 2002
The big question in Life or Something Like It isn't 'Will Lanie live?' or even 'Can Lanie change?' but 'Am I ever going to give a fig?'
April 26, 2002
What we have is a character faced with the possibility that her life is meaningless, vapid and devoid of substance, in a movie that is definitely meaningless, vapid and devoid of substance.
April 26, 2002
The quirky potential of Herek's background and Jolie's charismatic persona ought to have been shaped into something more interesting than such pseudo-profound fluff.
April 26, 2002
A pleasant romantic comedy.
April 26, 2002
A misshapen, generally misguided, unnervingly simplistic romantic comedy with a spiritual element that means to give viewers pause, but seems far more likely to give them giggling fits.
April 26, 2002
Its disparate elements never add up to approximating real life.
April 26, 2002
Trying to glean life lessons from this movie is about as futile as hunting for an emotionally honest bone in its bloated body.
April 26, 2002
This is an ungainly movie, ill-fitting, with its elbows sticking out where the knees should be.
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